Christ is the foundation of the whole educational enterprise in a Catholic school. The fact that in their own individual ways all members of the school community share this Christian vision, makes the school “Catholic"; principles of the Gospel in this manner become the educational norms since the school then has them as its internal motivation and final goal. (The Catholic School, 34).
The shape of Religious Education within Brisbane Catholic Education has two dimensions, the classroom learning and teaching of religion and the religious life of the school. These are two distinct but complementary dimensions described as ‘teaching people religion and teaching people to be religious, in a particular way’ (Moran, 1991).
Teaching people religion is an educational activity focused on the classroom religion program. It utilises a range of learning and teaching processes, pedagogies and resources. The classroom religion program needs to have all the rigour and richness of other learning areas. The core content taught to students is organised into four interrelated strands: Sacred Texts,Beliefs, Church and Christian Life.
Religious Identity and Culture, Evangelisation and Faith Formation, Prayer and Worship and Social Action and Justice.
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